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Article : Psychology’s Replication Crisis Is Running Out of Excuses

Discussion in 'Psychosomatic news - ME/CFS and Long Covid' started by Arnie Pye, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Link : https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/psychologys-replication-crisis-real/576223/

    Subtitle : Another big project has found that only half of studies can be repeated. And this time, the usual explanations fall flat.

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    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/psychologys-replication-crisis-real/576223/
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hey at least the psychosocial crowd can say that's not a problem with their work since every time it's been replicated it showed the same thing: nothing.

    It's definitely replicable. It fails every time. So at least they got that going for them. They just fail in their own special ways.

    Now if only claims that are not backed by the actual trial data were also considered a problem.
     
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    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The authors of PACE will claim to be in the 50% of trials that do replicate successfully. Large numbers confirming previous smaller studies. The big leap for psychology needs to be the LTFU being more important than the original study. Does the benefit of the trial last ? Listened to radio last night and they were very excited about MDMA for alcoholism........ 5 patients studied and results for 2 analysed at 6 months!!!!
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ironically enough, it seems that one of the most reliable findings in psychology is that the current version of psychology is crap.

    FTFY. :thumbup:

    This. If the LTFU is null, then all the findings before that matter not a jot.
     
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    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    long term studies of psychology should actually show that it is a field full of fraudsters who seem to be excellent bullshitters .
     
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